Michael J. Matera

Michael J. Matera

Senior Vice President, Global Credit, Global Trade Finance, and Region 1
John Deere Financial

Deere & Company

Michael J. Matera is Senior Vice President, Global Credit, Global Trade Finance and Region 1, a position he has held since July 2017. He is responsible for global deployment of the JDF credit-delivery, customer, contract, and asset-management processes. He will also lead business operations in Region 1 which includes Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Matera joined the company in 2008 as Vice President & Finance Director for JDF. In May 2009, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Finance Director at JDF. In August 2011, he moved to Germany, where he assumed the responsibilities of Finance Director for the Ag & Turf Division for Regions 2 and 3 and for the Crop Harvesting, Crop Care, and Hay & Forage platforms, and later for Regions 1 and 2 and for the Tractor platform. Matera was Director of Finance Planning, Accounting, and Finance at Deere & Company and in April of 2015 he was appointed Senior Vice President, International Finance for John Deere Financial.

Before coming to Deere, Matera worked for Wells Fargo Financial, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer, Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he spent seven years, the final three as an audit manager, with Deloitte & Touche.

Matera graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant. He serves on the board of the Des Moines Performing Arts (Iowa).

John Deere Financial is one of the largest providers of financial services to agricultural and construction customers, supporting John Deere around the world with more than 1.7 million accounts and a managed worldwide portfolio of nearly $37 billion. In addition to providing receivables and equipment financing to help facilitate the sale of John Deere agricultural, construction, forestry, turf, and utility equipment, John Deere Financial offers revolving payment based solutions and crop input financing. Today, John Deere Financial has approximately 2,200 employees worldwide and offers retail finance programs in more than 50 countries.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land—those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at